Welcome to Caterpillar Class!

Please make sure that children have their PE kits in school from Monday to Friday. Our PE lessons will usually be on a Thursday and Friday but these are subject to change.
Once your child has learnt all of their key words, they will be sent spellings home weekly. They will be sent home on a Wednesday to learn ready for a test on the Monday. 
Please make sure your child's reading record and reading book are in school every day.
Autumn Term

We have had a great start to year one. The children have really enjoyed their Marvellous Me topic and sharing information about themselves. We have used ipads to take a selfie and write sentences about ourselves. We have created self portraits, using both paint and on the computers. Inventing our own superheros was great fun! We chose some amazing superpowers.
We enjoyed attending the Harvest Festival at the church and performing our songs to the grownups. We collected lots of food for the Salvation Army.
On the last day of this half term, we welcomed parents in to our class. We have been learning about changes that happen in Autumn and read a story called Don't Hog the Hedge. Our parents helped us with lots of activities including; painting autumn trees, creating leaf hedgehogs and counting autumn objects.
We are looking forward to learning all about London next half term!
Welcome back and Happy New Year.
This half term we have been learning about animals - how they are grouped together and what they like to eat.
In English we have been learning about information texts, specifically how to write lists using a bullet point.   We are looking at the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear ?  The children have enjoyed joining in with repeatable phrases and learning when to use a question mark.   We have introduced pre cursive letter formation to the children, to get them ready to join their handwriting in year 2.   
In maths we have been learning about place value using tens and ones.  We have been improving our addition and subtraction skills using number lines to help with calculations.
We continue to enjoy gymnastics with Mr Carr and multi skills with Mr Allen.   
We have been exploring paper art, creating collages, and soon we will be making papier mache !
As always, reading at home with your child is appreciated, as often as you can.   All the children now have weekly spellings to learn, given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Monday.